UF-FSU has ended the season since 1980. It's also the same weekend as Alabama-Auburn, Notre Dame-USC, Georgia-Georgia Tech, Texas-Texas A&M and Oklahoma-Oklahoma State. You are supposed to play a rival on Thanksgiving weekend.
— Alligator Army explains its opposition to moving the Florida-Florida State game. Look, I'm not going to butt in on another school's business; if it matters to the Gator faithful that they keep their in-state grudge match with the Seminoles at the end of the season, that's fine with me. However, plenty of rivalry games occur at other times of the year, including the clash between the Fighting Irish and the Trojans, which occurs at midseason when the combatants meet in South Bend. Colorado and Colorado State square off at the start of the autumn, as do Kentucky and Louisville, while Iowa and Iowa State face off shortly after the start of the fall. If Florida insists upon meeting Florida State in late November, that's none of my concern, but there's absolutely no rule that says you have to play your in-state rival at Thanksgiving! Go 'Dawgs!